Travel to Hannover

Explore Hannover and discover the beating heart of vibrant northern Germany

The New City Hall in Hanover, Germany, is a city hall and was opened on July 20, 1913.
Explore Hannover

annover has plenty to explore for the discerning traveller throughout the year. Stunning architecture, Royal Gardens, modern and contemporary art, Hannover has it all and rivals any other great European city.

Situated on the banks of the river Leine, this picturesque city in northern Germany is a delightful combination of traditional and modern, with great appeal for a range of tourists across Europe.

The world famous cut-stone Opera House in Hannover.
The Red Thread Hannover

The easiest way to explore the city sights on your visit to Hannover is to follow the city's famous "Red Thread", a 4,200 metre long line painted on the surface of the city streets which will take you past Hannover's most iconic landmarks.

It passes through the old quarter, where you can visit the Old Town Hall and Marktkirche church, the New Town Hall, numerous museums and Hannover's famous Opera House. 

Red and yellow firworks.
Hannover attractions

You'll find the Schauspielhaus, one of Germany’s foremost theatres, as well as the Sprengel Museum with its outstanding collection of 20th century art among Hannover's collection of cultural attractions.

Along the banks of the River Leine are home to art too. That's where you'll find the controversial Nanas of artist Niki de Saint Phall, the artist uniquely recognised as having the freedom of Hannover.

Visit the Royal Gardens at Herrenhausen where you can explore a variety of garden styles including botanical, baroque and English landscape. And for six summer evenings every year the Hannover International Firework Competition lights up the night sky over the Royal Gardens.

Young couple driving an old convertable car  with the lady throwing her arms up in the air.
How to Travel

Take your car on the ferry to Holland with Stena Line and enjoy a hassle-free trip to Hannover.

Simply drive onto the ferry in Harwich and drive off at Hook of Holland, from where you can drive to Hannover in approximately four and a half hours. Alternatively, take the train to Hannover from Rotterdam and explore the best of Northern Germany.